Global Seminar/Exchange Opportunity: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

Summer 2016: The Heritage of Chinese Migration – The Village Fortress/Mansions of Kaiping in Guangdong, Kaiping, and Hong Kong, China
Are you looking to fulfill an upper level arts/history requirement this summer? If you are interested in traveling, food, heritage, culture, architecture, history, film making and/or geography, this GoGlobal Seminar program could be for you.
This is is a 3 credit, 400-level History exchange course offered by UBC’s Department of History Professor Henry Yu (Principal of St. John’s College). Partnering with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Kaiping Village Conservation and Development project, students will have the opportunity to explore different perspectives on the history, cultures, and geographies of Cantonese migration from the “Szeyup” or “Four Counties” area of Canton (Guangdong) Province. In addition, students will explore historical, cultural, and urban landscapes in Hong Kong and Vancouver with CUHK students.
This is ideal for anyone looking for a short yet rewarding academic, exchange, and travel experience.
Watch video recap from 2015 Summer session!
  • May 5-10: UBC in Hong Kong, hosted by CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • May 10-20: Spend 10 days in Kaiping (part of “Sze Yup,” now known as “Wuyi” in Canton (Guangdong) Province, China. This will include side trips to local sites.
  • May 20- May 30: Students are free to explore on their own for week, or return to Vancouver
  • May 30-June 15: Meet CUHK students in Vancouver for lectures, workshops, and coursework.

Graduating students are also encouraged to apply. Students with a ~70% average should be eligible for the $1000 GoGlobal scholarship.

The course description and application form can be found here.

For more course information, please e-mail Joanna Yang (